Monday, April 13, 2015

NaPoWriMo Day #12

Shew, I am almost caught up!

I really loved the day 12 prompt from the NaPoWriMo official site.

The prompt went something like this:  Describe in great detail your favorite room, place, meal, day, or person. You can do this in paragraph form.
Now cut unnecessary words like articles and determiners (a, the, that) and anything that isn’t really necessary for content; leave mainly nouns, verbs, a few adjectives.
Cut the lines where you see fit and, VOILA! A poem!

Here is my resulting poem:


Alice of the Third Floor

Her room is
A library within a library,
It’s doorway a portal
You walk across,
Not unlike a wardrobe
That shuts the world out.
Each chair is an
Upholstered replica of
Some century-full of
Coffins, their hinges rusted,
Each one a pine box full of
Secrets the dead still keep.
Each fine-spined volume
On each polished metal shelf
Is an entity, a universe,
A bewitching twist of text.
She opens each cover,
Their dusty jackets
Full of magic,
And climbs the spiral
Staircase of their stories.
A Doppelganger Alice,
Her dress held together
with alphabet inseams.
The kind of girl who cuts
Poetry apart and fills
Her pockets full of broken lines.
Humbly, she places them
Into the sad hands of strangers,
Sprinkles them across
Public restroom counters
And restaurant tables
Like little fortunes
For all the weary travelers.
The type of girl who falls asleep
While assembling alchemy, and
In dreams she swings from the
Stiff tails of large cats
Thick as Repunzil rope;
then stuffs her mouth full
Of the nights brightest stars,
and smiles.

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